If you can get past the massive grille, the Concept XM looks pretty damned awesome on paper. This plug-in hybrid crossover combines a V8 with electric motors, producing 750 hp and 737 lb-ft. of torque. Its angular, origami design language offers a glimpse into the future of BMW styling. A production version is due by late 2022.
The sleek and powerful Ferrari 296 GTB features a hybrid rear-wheel drivetrain that produces 819 hp combined. It’s driven by a turbocharged V6 and motor unit which can launch the car from 0-to-62 mph in 2.9 seconds, towards a top speed of 205 mph. It also has a plug-in mode, which provides up to 15 miles of pure-electric driving.
Jeep’s most capable off-road SUV now comes in a plug-in hybrid. We spent a day driving the Wrangler 4xe on and off-roads around Austin, Texas, putting its powerful drivetrain to the test. Not only does the 4xe have 375hp and 470 lb-ft. of torque, it can drive up to 21 miles on pure electric power and does 0-to-60 in 6 seconds.
Building on their racing and road car experience, McLaren’s Artura is a supercar with a hybrid powertrain. It’s built on a carbon fiber architecture and weighs just 3303 lb. Its twin-turbo V6 and electric motor make 671 hp, launching the car from 0-to-62 mph in 3.0 sec and 0-to-124 mph in 8.3 sec, towards a top speed of 205 mph.
Polestar’s first car is getting close to production, and a few very lucky humans have gotten behind the wheel of the latest prototype of the 600+hp luxury hybrid coupe. Carfection’s Tim Stevens takes us on a ride in this beautiful and powerful car, and has glowing things to say.
BMW’s futuristic hybrid electric car drops its top for its new variant, with a folding roof that maximizes storage space and shows off its flying buttresses. It gets a total of 369 hp, zooms from 0-to-60 in 4.4 seconds, and can drive up to 18 miles (US) on pure electric power.
Europe’s most popular plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is headed to the US. The Outlander PHEV has both a 2.0L gas engine and dual motors for 4WD, the ability to make short trips on pure electric power, and SUV versatility at a sedan price. Full review on 95octane.